View Full Version : how bout mostly raw?
07-09-2006, 05:52 AM
this lifestyle is REALY hard for me to follow, my husband is a cheif, and we live with his family -.- .They think I'm to small, so they love to feed me and make shur I eat. It's hard enough try'n to be vegan, this just seems to difficult :( . They can understand my feelings for animals, but for these reasons, it's hard to get them to understand me,,, they don't speek engish hardly at all,,, so,,, I'm kinda stuck :confused: . Does eating mosty raw help any? I still want to try to eat most my meals raw (like fruits and veggies), and learn to sprout things, learn which I can sprout, and learn to make foods out of raw things, sounds so nice. Maybe I can make them our dinner or w/e, but I kno this is gonna be to difficult to keep up. -.-
07-09-2006, 06:29 AM
100% is ideal but everything counts. Do the best that you can and worry less about it.
Worrying will negate some of the good of the raw
07-09-2006, 06:41 AM
Abosolutely it is wonderful to eat mostly raw! The more raw you give your body, the more your body will thank you!
07-09-2006, 10:39 AM
Maybe just stop talking about it with them. Diffuse the issue so it is not an issue. Just eat what you want and go about your day without bringing attention to it. Eating should not be the focus of one's day or the primary thing occupying your thoughts. Eat to live your life; don't live to eat.
Occasionally, you can eat before a situation that you know will have foods you don't care to eat. So just decline because you are not hungry as you have already eaten.
Just do the best you can and don't stress. I agree with sport that a heightened sense of negativity around you, only breeds more; and it is infectious, so people sense it and respond, even if subconsciously.
07-09-2006, 12:00 PM
Yup eat before and smile when you think about what you are NOT putting in your body. Think of a moment when Raw gave you that wonderful feeling inside and when you look at the faces of your sceptics Smile or HUG EM! that otta shake em up :)
07-09-2006, 12:28 PM
I totally agree with jaureqi.
I eat mostly raw.Some days 100%, some days not. And I definetly see a difference in the way I look and feel. I try to eat as raw as I can. Besides fruits and veg, it's hard to get truely raw products around here. So I do the best I can and don't worry about it.
Take one day at a time. If that's to much right now take one meal at a time.
When eating meals with others that aren't raw (my dh and kids aren't raw)I make sure there is enough raw food at the table for me and anyone else that might want some.That way I eat what I want and they eat what they want.btw slowly they are eating more raw.
When I first started, I changed one meal at a time. This was very helpful.
Relax, enjoy, look at how much raw you've eaten each day instead of how many times you've slipped.
07-09-2006, 01:18 PM
It can be difficult when you don't speak their language, and how nice of them to let you live with them, what a blessing.
So, why not, learn their language? How nice that would be for them AND you, AND your husband, it would certainly honor them, and make them feel so very wonderful, and you would be able to communicate in their language to them exactly how you feel.
also, most people can understand eating fresh fruit for breakfast and even a large garden salad for lunch, so you've got that covered, and you can just snack on fruits, and eat another salad for dinner, as you progress through your raw journey, you can eat more and more sauces made with raw foods, and add in some raw pate's and some raw crackers, and just do it.
it doesn't have to be a big tado-, you just buy fruits and veggies, then eat them. LOL
it really is that simple.
07-09-2006, 09:34 PM
:o thank you all so much for the support and ideas, I kno what you mean, not much raw things where I live. kinda sux :(
I think I can really try hard, and be relaxed bout it, I'll learn to cook raw dishes, and some days be 100% raw, but then others, it's like how they r. :rolleyes: it is kinda hard to buy the special foods, prep-stuff, and books, cuz a I'm job-less 17yr.old wife, who's plann'n on hav'n a baby soon. :o I'll try to learn to be more relaxed but it, and not worry, thank you all so much.
I'm try to learn korean, it kinda hard thou, I've learned japanese, but trust me, it's no where near the same, completely different in pronounciation an all ^^! I'm really try'n thou :D
07-09-2006, 09:38 PM
o'yeh, I forgot to ask: anyone kno what are some verry heathly raw foods? like the best for you. I think romane lettice, tomatos, caroots, gogiberries, blueberries, and graprfruit are some, right?
thank so much again!
Sharon in Colorado
07-09-2006, 10:07 PM
Anya ha shim nee ka
I'm learning Korean too. It is a bit of a challenge when my TKD master and his wife invite us out to dinner or over to dinner. They can't quite grasp the lifestyle.
However the Master deals with health problems and he knows that I eat 'different' from them because I am trying to heal my own problems.
I agree with RP - learn the language, and then make them a nice batch of raw kim chee. :)
P.S. It is easier on the eyes for us to read whole words, so try not to take short cuts when you write your posts. Some of us are old here. :cool:
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